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Posted on | September 20, 2010 | No Comments

Ever wanted to make that kick butt film?

And what stopped you?

Technology, cost, ability are the usual call to arms.

I have been telling my students, and anyone who will listen, that you can do anything in media you want if you are clever and use what you have to its maximum potential!

Well a Russian amateur film maker has just raised the bar for the big boys!

2 hours of filming and one month of editing and we have a Transformers clip that is WOW!


So the lesson here is that anything is still possible, and tell me this little video isn’t a great CV!

BoingBoing is where I found this little piece.

Here is the scoop.

Shot by Russia’s Alexander Semenov on Canon’s 550D and Nikon D5000 HD cameras (both usually retailing for under $1,000) and using software such as 3DS Max 8, After Effects CS4 and Vegas 7, the clip took only two hours to shoot and one month to edit. Aside from the great visuals, Semenov actually manages to give us a peek into a Transformers world much cooler than Bay’s–one in which dudes meet on deserted roads for violent, impromptu bot-fights.

The phones used in the clip are from Nokia and Sony Ericsson, so if this isn’t simply a clever viral video secretly produced by one of the mobile phone makers (the logos are featured a bit too prominently), they would do well to track this guy down and purchase the rights. No word on how much the entire project cost, but (if this is truly an amateur work) this is the clearest indication that, thanks to the newly lowered technology bar, low-budget films are about to get a lot more interesting.

Via TheDailyWhat


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